5/25/21
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Ohio EPA Meeting About Wastewater Permit for Waynesville Campground

Virtual Public Information Session and Hearing June 8

Ohio EPA is considering a wastewater discharge permit application for a new wastewater treatment system for Frontier Campground in Waynesville.

A virtual public meeting about the request will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. It will begin with the Agency giving a short presentation on the permit application and answering questions from the public. A hearing will immediately follow, during which the public may submit written comments on the record about the project. Citizens who want to participate must register in advance of the meeting.

Frontier Campground, located at 9580 Collett Road, is requesting the discharge permit for a wastewater treatment plant serving 75 campground lots, restroom, shower house, and an RV dump station. The treatment plant will have a design flow to treat up to 6,750 gallons a day.

The applicant is proposing to discharge to an unnamed tributary of the Little Miami River. If approved, the discharge may result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality conditions of the Little Miami River. However, discharges cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment.

Ohio EPA is accepting public comments about the application until 5 p.m. on June 15, 2021. Written comments can be submitted during the virtual hearing or emailed to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. Please include the permit names or numbers (ID# 1409315, 1PX00121) in the subject line of emails.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

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